Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive uncontrollable sweating in excess of the amount required to regulate body temperature. It is estimated that 8.5 million people in the United States suffer from some form of hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis has no discernible cause and may involve the axillae (armpits), palms (hands), soles (feet), face, and groin. Secondary hyperhidrosis has an underlying cause such as an endocrine disorder, secretory tumors, sympathetic nervous system disorder, or neurological/psychiatric disorders. You should talk to your doctor to determine if there is an underlying cause for your condition.
How Botox Works to Treat Hyperhidrosis
Our nervous system that controls our involuntarily body functions such as breathing, digestion and temperature signals our sweat glands to produce sweat in response to certain stimuli such as elevated temperature. Botox, a natural, purified protein that is obtained from Clostridium botulinum bacterium, has the ability to block this signal, thereby preventing the activation of sweat glands in localized areas that are injected such as the underarms.
The FDA approved Botox in 2004 to treat excessive underarm sweating. It can also be used by skilled practitioners to treat excessive sweating of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
Botox for Excessive Sweating Treatment Benefits:
• Safe, long lasting alternative for antiperspirants.
• Significant reduction in sweating.
• Results last 6-7 months on average, but may last as long as 9 months.
Prior to your treatment:
Shave the injection area
Do not apply antiperspirant
Excessive Sweating treatments are available at Northwest Aesthetics Bellevue and Kent, WA locations
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